OC5: Everything you Need to Know About the Oculus Quest

What do you need to know about the Oculus Quest? Nina Salomons puts her thoughts together on it after hands-on experience at OC5.With Oculus Quest offering the option for even greater freedom whilst climbing these vista’s, Crytek Producer Fatih Özbayram said in a blog posting: “VR and rock climbing are a perfect combination, one that allows anyone to experience the intensity and thrill of one of the world’s most extreme sports from virtually anywhere.

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Frontiers Sport & Entertainment is a new breed of sports marketing agency offering integrated commercial solutions from strategy, to sales, through to service. Operating for just over two years Frontiers has built up an interesting and varied client base both in South and East Africa .

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Six Things Blockchain Can Do For Gaming

Article | August 3, 2022

Since their foundation in the 1970s and 80s, video games have moved from fringe interest to a major media staple. The industry has enjoyed huge revenues from dedicated fans, especially over the past few months, and the growth shows no sign of slowing down. Gaming is also an industry renowned for its commitment to innovation, adopting technological developments and spawning a fair few of its own. Chief amongst technological developments over the last decade has been blockchain technology, the new system of trading and ownership built on transparency and decentralization, the standard-bearer of which is the digital currency.

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What are the most popular types of YouTube videos in 2021?

Article | August 2, 2022

Withover two billion userslogging onto YouTube every month, brands would be remiss to ignore the platform in their marketing strategy. However, like any marketing initiative, simply uploading a video to YouTube isn’t going to guarantee views, shares, likes, or success. Success comes down to creating therightcontent. A big part of this is understanding the type of content that historically does really well on the platform; in this case, the different kinds of YouTube videos get viewed most, especially by your audience. Mediakix, an influencer marketing agency, broke down the top 16 most popular types of videos on YouTube in a handy infographic below, but is this the right content for marketing your business?

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Applications of Virtual Reality in Healthcare

Article | June 21, 2021

Our healthcare system has never been pit against an enemy such as Covid 19, forcing us to look for innovative solutions that make global healthcare more flexible and future-ready for such disruptions. Global Healthcare is turning to Virtual Reality, which certainly makes for a lucrative prospect for the future. It is helping in better preparing our healthcare systems for pandemics and global health crises, such as the one we face now. And while other industries are jumping on the VR wagon, hospitals, medical institutions, and healthcare tech companies are adapting to VR space equally well.

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UGC vs. Premium: Is the video valuation bubble big enough to burst?

Article | May 21, 2021

The market disconnect between the proliferation of independent content creators and the consolidation of brand IP into the hands of ever-fewer major players is growing increasingly stark. On the one hand, independent artists are the fastest-growing sector of the music market. User-generated content (UGC) has proved a huge success during lockdown for the likes of TikTok and Roblox. The traditional brand celebrity spokesperson has ceded ground to the influencer, and even they to the micro-influencer. Content proliferation has driven increasingly niche content to niche audiences, finding smaller fan bases to resonate with instead of attempting the now nigh-impossible cut-through to mainstream popularity. This is the paradox of small: the long tail accounts for a growing share of content consumption, but the fractional economics of on-demand environments means that those in the long tail earn too little to be economically sustainable. Access to the means of distribution may have been democratised, but access to meaningful rights income has not.

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Frontiers Sport & Entertainment is a new breed of sports marketing agency offering integrated commercial solutions from strategy, to sales, through to service. Operating for just over two years Frontiers has built up an interesting and varied client base both in South and East Africa .

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Facebook Enhances Oculus Business VR Capabilities

Facebook | June 16, 2020

Facebook’s Oculus Quest recently celebrated its first birthday. During the one year beta period, the company said, demand for VR for immersive training sessions and meetings grew. This is in line with what researchers at IDC found too. According to the firm, over the past few years, the popularity of VR reality tools at work has accelerated. In 2019, shipments of commercial headsets grew by 93 percent year-over-year, and the market’s predicted to grow by 70 percent in 2020. Also this year, IDC said the total worldwide spend on commercial VR could total as much as $7 billion, up from $4.5 billion in 2019. Facebook’s Oculus for Business has played a role in that boom. And during its time in beta, companies found a host of applications for the technology to boost productivity and empower distributed workforces, I’m told by Facebook.

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Silicone Covers For Oculus Quest And Rift S Now Available From VR Cover

Oculus Quest | June 08, 2020

VR Cover just revealed this week that they’ve launched new products for Oculus headsets: silicone covers for both the Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift S. With the rise in popularity of active VR games such as Pistol Whip and Supernatural, in addition to popular games like Beat Saber, sweating in VR is an inevitability for most at this point. Covers like these are crucial steps to maintain cleanliness. If you’re looking for something to purely function as a hygenic barrier on your Quest that keeps it clean and is easy to wash, then the silicone cover could be a great option. We have not tried these ourselves, but have had good experiences with other VR Cover products — that’s why they’re regularly on our lists of best VR accessories.

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Pico Neo 2 Eye hands-on: The 4K, eye tracking, enterprise Oculus Quest

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Back in March 2019, I noted that the consumer VR headset market was becoming overcrowded and confusing — the result of a glut of questionable new offerings — while the enterprise VR market was becoming interesting. “If you’re in the C-suite and looking to buy some cutting edge gear, this is an especially exciting time for VR hardware,” I said, “though I expect a lot more innovation over the next year.” Flash forward to today, and the real and virtual worlds have both changed even more than I expected. On the predictable side, some of the aforementioned VR headsets have already fizzled out, and Facebook’s Oculus Quest has won kudos as a standalone VR platform. Unpredictably, the COVID-19 pandemic shut down conferences, offices, and movie theaters, suddenly making VR a viable medium for both social gatherings and entertainment.

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Silicone Covers For Oculus Quest And Rift S Now Available From VR Cover

Oculus Quest | June 08, 2020

VR Cover just revealed this week that they’ve launched new products for Oculus headsets: silicone covers for both the Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift S. With the rise in popularity of active VR games such as Pistol Whip and Supernatural, in addition to popular games like Beat Saber, sweating in VR is an inevitability for most at this point. Covers like these are crucial steps to maintain cleanliness. If you’re looking for something to purely function as a hygenic barrier on your Quest that keeps it clean and is easy to wash, then the silicone cover could be a great option. We have not tried these ourselves, but have had good experiences with other VR Cover products — that’s why they’re regularly on our lists of best VR accessories.

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Pico Neo 2 Eye hands-on: The 4K, eye tracking, enterprise Oculus Quest

Oculus Quest | June 02, 2020

Back in March 2019, I noted that the consumer VR headset market was becoming overcrowded and confusing — the result of a glut of questionable new offerings — while the enterprise VR market was becoming interesting. “If you’re in the C-suite and looking to buy some cutting edge gear, this is an especially exciting time for VR hardware,” I said, “though I expect a lot more innovation over the next year.” Flash forward to today, and the real and virtual worlds have both changed even more than I expected. On the predictable side, some of the aforementioned VR headsets have already fizzled out, and Facebook’s Oculus Quest has won kudos as a standalone VR platform. Unpredictably, the COVID-19 pandemic shut down conferences, offices, and movie theaters, suddenly making VR a viable medium for both social gatherings and entertainment.

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